Hart Mountain

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For the peak in Manitoba, Canada, see Hart Mountain (Manitoba).
Hart Mountain
Hart Mountain, Lake County, Oregon.jpg
West face of Hart Mountain
Highest point
Peak Warner Peak
Elevation 8,024 ft (2,446 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 2,117 ft (645 m) [2]
Coordinates 42°27′35″N 119°44′29″W / 42.459696911°N 119.741367078°W / 42.459696911; -119.741367078Coordinates: 42°27′35″N 119°44′29″W / 42.459696911°N 119.741367078°W / 42.459696911; -119.741367078[1]
Geography
Hart Mountain is located in Oregon
Hart Mountain
Location in Oregon
Location Lake County, Oregon, U.S.
Parent range Hart Mountain
Topo map USGS Warner Peak and
USGS Hart Lake

Hart Mountain is a fault-block mountain, in Lake County, Oregon, U.S. It lies about 30 miles (48 km) to the east of Lakeview.

It is sometimes confused with a mountain range, but is more properly described as a mountain. The two highest peaks are Warner Peak and Hart Peak. Warner Peak is the highest point on the mountain, at 8,024 feet (2,446 m).[1] Hart Peak is 7,724 feet (2,354 m) and is located at 42°24′49″N 119°48′03″W / 42.413673°N 119.800883°W / 42.413673; -119.800883 (Hart Peak).[3]

Hart Mountain is named for the heart-shaped brand used by the pioneer ranchers Henry C. Wilson and his son-in-law C.G. Alexander. Their ranch was located in the Warner Valley at the base of Hart Mountain.[4]

The top of the mountain is part of the Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge, with pronghorn antelope and bighorn sheep. At the western base of the mountain lies the Warner Wetlands ACEC, a reserve managed by the Bureau of Land Management and home to waterfowl and other wildlife. A trail leads half a mile into the wetlands to a hide.

View from Hart Mountain
The same view during low water in June 2015. Upper Campbell Lake is to the left, Campbell Lake to the right

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Hart". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2016-04-30. 
  2. ^ "Warner Peak, Oregon". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2016-04-30. 
  3. ^ "Hart Peak". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2009-01-17. 
  4. ^ McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 449. ISBN 978-0875952772. 

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